What? Me worry?

The World Series Champion Cubs—let’s say that again—the World Series Champion Cubs, embark on their title defense in St. Louis on Sunday night.

I am very excited to see a batting order that begins with Kyle “The Natural’’ Schwarber, Kris “MVP’’ Bryant and Anthony “Oh, what a Saturday Night Live sketch’’ Rizzo go to work.

I am also excited about a starting rotation in which Kyle Hendricks, who finished third in the Cy Young voting, will be the fifth starter in the Cubs’ rotation. That’s more of a procedural thing, as manager Joe Maddon uses his lefty-righty mix to best advantage. But still. . .

I have concerns about Jason Heyward’s ability to fix the troublesome swing that left him with a .230 batting average last season and made him an offensive liability.

But I am absolutely not worried about the 2017 Cubs.

I say this because there seems to be doubt and skepticism about the Cubs’ ability to repeat. Let’s say that again, too: “The Cubs’ ability to repeat.’’ The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.